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Livesey, Margot

Overview
Works: 50 works in 280 publications in 9 languages and 11,249 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Novels  Chick lit  Essays  Instructional and educational works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PR9199.3.L563, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Margot Livesey
 
Most widely held works by Margot Livesey
The flight of Gemma Hardy : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming a life of hardship and loneliness, Gemma Hardy, a brilliant and determined young woman, accepts a position as an au pair on the remote Orkney Islands where she faces her biggest challenge yet
The house on Fortune Street : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how luck-- good and bad-- plays a vital role in our lives, and how the search for truth can prove a dangerous undertaking
Mercury : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

22 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family life and security of a Boston optometrist is shattered by his wife's growing obsession with a beautiful thoroughbred horse and her dreams of becoming a serious competitor
Criminals : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, a man picks up an abandoned baby in a bus station and gives it to his childless sister. It's illegal, but she decides to keep it. What they don't realize is that the baby is bait in a scheme to extort money. By the author of Homework
Eva moves the furniture by Margot Livesey( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of Eva McEwen's birth, six magpies congregate in the apple tree outside the window--a bad omen, according to Scottish legend. That night, Eva's mother dies, leaving her to be raised by her aunt and heartsick father in their small Scottish town. As a child, Eva is often visited by two companions--a woman and a girl--invisible to everyone else save her. As she grows, their intentions become increasingly unclear: Do they wish to protect or harm her?
The missing world : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Replete with compelling characters and an extravagant plot, this novel of memory and redemption weaves together four separate quests for love and truth in a manner both thrilling and, ultimately, revealing about the imperfections of human nature
Banishing Verona by Margot Livesey( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verona and Zeke fall instantly in love, but since they both have complications in their lives, Verona leaves less than twenty-four hours later
The boy in the field : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

10 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One September afternoon in 1999, teenagers Matthew, Zoe, and Duncan Lang are walking home from school when they discover a boy lying in a field, bloody and unconscious. Thanks to their intervention, the boy's life is saved. In the aftermath, all three siblings are irrevocably changed. Matthew, the oldest, becomes obsessed with tracking down the assailant, secretly searching the local town with the victim's brother. Zoe wanders the streets of Oxford, looking at men, and one of them, a visiting American graduate student, returns her gaze. Duncan, the youngest, who has seldom thought about being adopted, suddenly decides he wants to find his birth mother. Overshadowing all three is the awareness that something is amiss in their parents' marriage. Over the course of the autumn, as each of the siblings confronts the complications and contradictions of their approaching adulthood, they find themselves at once drawn together and driven apart"--Provided by publisher
Homework by Margot Livesey( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celia Gilchrist believes that she has found the right man in Stephen, but when she moves in with him and his young daughter, Jenny, things begin to go menacingly wrong. Money disappears, a sweater is ruined, and small, common-place lies escalate into awkward confrontations
The flight of Gemma Hardy : a novel by Margot Livesey( )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming a life of hardship and loneliness, Gemma Hardy, a brilliant and determined young woman, accepts a position as an au pair on the remote Orkney Islands where she faces her biggest challenge yet
Learning by heart by Margot Livesey( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercury : a novel by Margot Livesey( Recording )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A taut emotional thriller about love, obsession and the secrets that pull a family apart. Donald believes he knows all there is to know about seeing. An optician in suburban Boston, he rests assured that he and his wife, Viv, who works at the local stables, will live out quiet lives with their two children. Then Mercury-a gorgeous young racehorse-enters their lives and everything changes. Viv's friend Hilary has inherited Mercury from her brother after his mysterious death-he was riding Mercury late one afternoon and the horse returned to the stables alone. When Hilary first brings Mercury to board at the stables everyone there is struck by his beauty and prowess, particularly Viv. As she rides him, Viv dreams of competing with Mercury, rebuilding the ambitions of grandeur that she held for herself before moving to the suburbs. But her daydreams soon morph into consuming desire, and her infatuation with the thoroughbred quickly escalates to obsession. By the time Donald understands the change that has come over Viv, it is too late to stop the impending fate that both their actions have wrought for them and their loved ones. A beautifully crafted, riveting novel about the ways in which relationships can be disrupted and, ultimately, destroyed by obsession, secrets and ever-escalating lies
The boy in the field : a novel by Margot Livesey( )

9 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times bestselling author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy delivers another "luminous, unforgettable, and perfectly rendered" (Dennis Lehane) novel--a poignant and probing psychological drama that follows the lives of three siblings in the wake of a violent crime.One September afternoon in 1999, teenagers Matthew, Zoe, and Duncan Lang are walking home from school when they discover a boy lying in a field, bloody and unconscious. Thanks to their intervention, the boy's life is saved. In the aftermath, all three siblings are irrevocably changed. Matthew, the oldest, becomes obsessed with tracking down the assailant, secretly searching the local town with the victim's brother. Zoe wanders the streets of Oxford, looking at men, and one of them, a visiting American graduate student, returns her gaze. Duncan, the youngest, who has seldom thought about being adopted, suddenly decides he wants to find his birth mother. Overshadowing all three is the awareness that something is amiss in their parents' marriage. Over the course of the autumn, as each of the siblings confronts the complications and contradictions of their approaching adulthood, they find themselves at once drawn together and driven apart.Written with the deceptive simplicity and power of a fable, The Boy in the Field showcases Margot Livesey's unmatched ability to "tell her tale masterfully, with intelligence, tenderness, and a shrewd understanding of all our mercurial human impulses" (Lily King, author of Euphoria)
Writing about literature : an anthology for reading and writing( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thalia book club( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back by popular demand, novelists Siri Hustvedt (The Blazing World, March 2014), Jennifer Egan (Pulitzer Prize-winner for A Visit from the Goon Squad) and Margot Livesey (The Flight of Gemma Hardy), the trio that has brought Middlemarch, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina and The Portrait of a Lady to life at past events in this series, revisit Virginia Woolf's classic
Zeit der Schatten Roman by Margot Livesey( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly's baby by Margot Livesey( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een neurotische Schotse vrouw verschanst zich met een vondelingetje in haar afgelegen huis omdat zij denkt door het moederschap haar problemen te kunnen oplossen
Sudden rain by Maritta Wolff( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of five disaffected middle-class Los Angeles families in the early 1970s, from a long-time married couple that finds their traditional roles unsatisfying, to an unhappily married woman who stumbles into a fatal accident
Der Ruf der Elstern Roman by Margot Livesey( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva McEwen wächst sehr einsam in dem schottischen Städtchen Troon auf, ihre Mutter starb bei ihrer Geburt, sie lebt bei ihrem herzkranken Vater und einer Tante. Ihre Einsamkeit wird durch 2 Besucherinnen aus einer anderen Welt gemildert. Nur für Eva sind die Frau und das Mädchen sichtbar, die sie vor Gefahren bewahren. Auch als Eva heranwächst, lenken die beiden ihr Schicksal - zum guten oder zum Bösen?
Tous des criminels by Margot Livesey( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans les toilettes d'une gare routière, Ewan découvre un bébé qui semble abandonné. Il prend l'enfant avec lui, quand le car klaxonne le départ. Il part avec l'enfant. Arrivé chez sa soeur en Ecosse, il lui confie le bébé en lui demandant d'appeler la police. Elle n'en fait rien. Le père, un voyou, délaissant son bébé le temps de boire une bière, fait chanter Ewan et sa soeur, devenus kidnappeurs
 
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Alternative Names
Livesey, Florence Margot 1953-

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